Regular reading room hours will resume on Tuesday 8th October. Rentoul, John. Bad English, as George Orwell argued so eloquently over 60 years ago, is a sign of laziness, sloppy thought or insincerity.
The Banned List: A Manifesto Against Jargon and Cliché
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As in direct reference to something you just said in order to continue a thought. A conjunction is a connector word.
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It is not a word meant to start a sentence, whether it be a plain statement or , worse, an answer to a question. The very first reaction, if I could freeze the first millisecond after I hear it, would be disgust or revulsion. Something distasteful but something the person is not aware of. Repetition drives me crazy. It has spread to academia, self-help authors, scientists, professionals of all kinds, and now to the great unwashed who want to get on the bandwagon of moronic speech.
Mark Mason in the Spectator continues the thought:. As the technique grows in popularity, we will come to recognise it more easily.
The Banned List: A Manifesto Against Jargon and Cliché by John Rentoul
A more sophisticated version of the old joke about knowing a politician is lying because his lips are moving. Like the Bronze Age or Steam Age, this term has entered the lexicon to describe how our world has changed thanks to computer programming. But my rant here about the abuse of a poor little conjunction is symptomatic of the effect of all things digital on everyday language. If our world is mediated through computer code and the devices it governs, will it also determine how we use words and ultimately how we think? The bottom line is that computer code and the devices it works on is more important than human communication.
The cart is driving the horse. I feel like the old coot who cares about the correct use of language.